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About Paula Parker

Mrs. Paula Parker
Mrs. Paula Parker
Special Education Liaison

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(978) 827-3062
(978) 827-3140

All my life I have loved school and had the utmost respect for my teachers, so it’s no surprise that I chose teaching as my career.    I graduated from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1985.  I began my career in the Ashburnham/Wesminster Regional School District as a Title One Teacher at Westminster Elementary School.  Two short years later I left teaching to raise my two children.  In 1995, after being a stay at home mom, I decided to re-enter the work force.  As Overlook Middle School opened its doors for the first time,   I was hired as a para-professional in grade 8.  I felt very lucky to work with remarkable students who had a variety of strengths and needs and this work led me to pursue my Master’s Degree in Special Education.  In 1999 I graduated from Fitchburg State University with a degree in Special Education.  I returned to Overlook as the seventh grade special needs teacher in 2000 and from there have taught at every level in the middle school. 

In 2008, I became the Evaluation Team Leader for Overlook and four years later I left that position to become the Special Education Liaison for the district.  I work primarily with grades five through eight. 

As the Special Education Liaison, I continue to advocate for all students, to mentor new teachers and to build strong relationships with parents as partners in their child’s education.   I continue to develop my love of learning and after completing numerous courses on educational leadership and a yearlong internship, I became licensed as a Director of Special Education.  

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